If you have one or more missing teeth dental implants may be a way to put your smile back on your face. This procedure involves placing one or more dental implants in the mouth. This procedure is virtually pain free and less traumatic then having a tooth extracted. Following placement of the implant, a crown is then custom fabricated to fit this implant and blend seamlessly with your smile. For those missing all their teeth, dentures can be custom fabricated to attach to implants to restore your beautiful smile with the security of knowing the dentures won’t slip and slide in your mouth. A new technique called the All-On-4 merges both these concepts has also been developed.
A common way of replacing severely decayed or loose teeth is with dentures. However, dentures have their own set of drawbacks. They can look artificial and may be uncomfortable while chewing. Though most of them are custom-made to fit and feel like real teeth, they may not always feel like the real ones. However with the right indications, in as little as 3 or 4 visits it is now possible to have your mouth restored to a pleasing smile with comfortable implant retained and supported dentures.
All-On-4 Dentures are similar to traditional dentures, except that they restore up to 90% of teeth functions, as opposed to traditional ones which retain only 50% of them. It is the perfect example of technology and its merger with medical science being beneficial to the patient and doctor at the same time. The first step in the procedure is the scanning of the mouth and jaw. Accurate, three dimensional CT scans of the mouth and jaw are taken and reproduced through the application of CAD/CAM graphics and guides. They maps out the mouth with high accuracy and reveal where the implants need to be placed.
With the help of these guides, the doctors get an in depth picture of the mouth and are prepared well before the patient comes in. On the day of treatment, the implants are placed and pre-made dentures are fixed over them. It is a quick procedure allowing the patient to return home on the same day!
The procedure takes a few hours and does not require the patient to stay overnight. Patients can go back to their daily routine within a few days of treatment.
The All-On-Four Dentures are specifically made not only to function like real teeth, but to also look as genuine as possible.
The All-On-Four Denture is a new revolutionary concept that is slowly becoming the preferred choice of many. If you are looking for a treatment option that is both aesthetic as well as cost effective, you can opt for All on Four Dentures. If you reside in the Louisville area of Kentucky, you can call for an appointment with Dr. Patrick Carroll or Dr. Deborah Shoemaker at Exceptional Dentistry. If you want to know more about the procedure, feel free to talk to Dr. Pat Carroll about it.